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Written by Dickey Betts and Warren Haynes after listening to albums by jazz legend Charlie Parker. "Bird" was Charlie Parker's nickname.
The Allman Brothers play with 2 drummers, which help them pull off the jazz medleys on this.
This got a Grammy nomination for Best Rock Instrumental.
A band so baffling, even their names were contrived. Check your score in the Ramones version of Fact or Fiction.
Dean wrote the screenplay and lyrics to all the songs in Footloose
. His other hits include "Fame" and "All The Man That I Need."
Was "Pearl" Eddie Vedder's grandmother, and did she really make a hallucinogenic jam? Did Journey have a contest to name the group? And what does KISS stand for anyway?